Remote Lands applies its intimate knowledge of Abu Dhabi into this foray into the customs and traditions which make the destination so special, resulting in a thrilling ten-day Remote Lands itinerary designed for the whole family to enjoy. Travelers will be treated to a taste of Old-World Arabia with desert treks, wildlife safaris, romantic outdoor dinners, and cruises on Arab sailing boats known as dhows. Comfort isn’t compromised, either, with stays at renowned boutique hotels and resorts, plus optional add-on cultural excursions to deepen your understanding of the city, transforming your stay into an experience like no other.
ItineraryPLAN YOUR TRIP
Day 2Falcons and Ferraris
In the afternoon, bring the kids to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the sportscar-themed amusement park featuring more than forty rides—including the world’s fastest roller coaster. After a day of high-octane action, you’ll cruise back to the Palace to freshen up for a flavorful dinner of Peking Duck and caviar at Hakkasan, the hotel’s much-heralded Chinese restaurant.
Day 3The Oasis City
Before night comes, you’ll head back into the big city to navigate the lush Mangrove forest with a dinner cruise on a dhow, an authentic traditional Arabic sailboat. Head back to the hotel for a nightcap mocktail at Le Cafe by the Fountain, then get a good night’s sleep.
Day 4Arriving at Sir Bani Yas Island
After checking into your private villa, sink into an Arabian massage or a coffee body scrub at the Desert Islands spa as the kids meet friends, enjoy arts and crafts, and play at the resort’s Kids Club. You’ll all then convene over seared scallops and grilled lobster at the hotel’s waterside Amwaj Restaurant.
Day 5Island Safari
Day 6Relaxation Day
Day 7The Empty Quarter
Once you’ve checked in, grab some lunch on the terrace at Suhail, then get after some dune bashing in the open desert. Finish off your day on plush Arabic carpets among the dunes with a traditional Bedouin-style banquet of royal standards at Dina Macki’s Al Falaj.
Day 8A Desert Feast
Days 9 and 10Liwa Oasis
Don’t miss a visit to the dramatic slopes of Tel Moreeb sand dune—perhaps the tallest in the world—whose name translates to “scary mountain”. Capping off your five-star stay in the desert, your family will be treated to a starlit desert barbecue, complete with your own private chef and butler who stop at nothing to ensure that your last night is truly extraordinary.
Bidding farewell to Abu Dhabi by morning, your private chauffeur will bring your family back to the airport so that you can continue home, or onward to your next adventure in the United Arab Emirates with Remote Lands.